RIN Data

VA RIN: 2900-AO13 Publication ID: Fall 2011 
Title: ●VA Compensation and Pension Regulation Rewrite Project 
Abstract: Since 2004, the Department of Veterans Affairs (V) has published 20 Notices of Proposed Rulemaking to reorganize and rewrite its compensation and pension regulations in a logical, claimant-focused, and user-friendly format. The intended effect of the proposed revisions was to assist claimants, beneficiaries, and VA personnel in locating and understanding these regulations. Several veterans service organizations have requested that VA republish all these regulations together to allow the public another opportunity to comment. This proposed rule would provide that opportunity. 
Agency: Department of Veterans Affairs(VA)  Priority: Other Significant 
RIN Status: First time published in the Unified Agenda   Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: Yes  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation:  
CFR Citation: 38 CFR 3    38 CFR 5   
Legal Authority: 38 USC 501   
Legal Deadline:  None

Statement of Need: Many current VA regulations on compensation and pension benefits are disorganized and confusing. This rulemaking will make these regulations much easier to find, read, understand, and apply.

Summary of the Legal Basis: 38 CFR 501(a).

Alternatives: The only alternative would be for VA to amend the regulations in part 3 on a piecemeal basis.

Anticipated Costs and Benefits: The cost of publishing the new regulations in the Federal Register as a proposed and then as a final rule, plus the cost of publishing the regulations in the Code of Federal Regulations, is anticipated to be $281,316. There will be administrative costs to update VA publications with the new regulation citations, and the cost of a short training program for VA adjudication employees regarding the new regulations. These costs should be more than offset by improved efficiency resulting from the use of part 5 and by the benefits inherent in providing both VA employees and veterans with regulations they can more readily understand.

Risks: Not applicable.

Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  10/00/2012    
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: Yes 
Public Comment URL: www.regulations.gov  
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Related RINs: Related to 2900-AL67, Related to 2900-AL70, Related to 2900-AL71, Related to 2900-AL72, Related to 2900-AL74, Related to 2900-AL76, Related to 2900-AL82, Related to 2900-AL83, Related to 2900-AL84, Related to 2900-AL87, Related to 2900-AL88, Related to 2900-AL89, Related to 2900-AL94, Related to 2900-AL95, Related to 2900-AM01, Related to 2900-AM04, Related to 2900-AM05, Related to 2900-AM06, Related to 2900-AM07, Related to 2900-AM16 
Agency Contact:
William F. Russo
Office of Regulation Policy and Management
Department of Veterans Affairs
810 Vermont Avenue NW.,
Washington, DC 20420
Phone:202 461-4902
Email: bill.russo@va.gov